A $15 Minimum Wage Should Be Kept as State Option: Trump

Democratic candidate Joe Biden during the final presidential debate reaffirmed his support for increasing the minimum wage nationwide to $15 per hour, while President Donald Trump said he would “consider it to an extent” but likely to keep it as a state option. Asked whether he believes it is the right time to ask struggling small business owners to raise the minimum wage, Biden replied that he would like to see federal dollars used to ease their hardships. “We’re going to have to bail them out too,” he told moderator Kristen Welker from NBC. “We should be bailing them out now, these small businesses, We’ve got one in six of them going under. They’re not going to be able to make it back.” Trump then challenged Biden. “He said we have to help our small businesses, by raising the minimum wage?” Trump asked. “That’s not helping.” “I think it should …